Ford Theatre Reunion at the Fledge Saturday, Jan. 21 @ The Fledge, 325 S. Clinton St., Grand Ledge.
All ages, $5, 8 p.m.
Ford Theatre Reunion returns to Mid-Michigan for a headlining show Saturday at the Fledge in Grand Ledge. Based in Lexington, Ky., the forever-touring group of road warriors, formed in 2008, is known for its eclectic, oddball sound that mixes punk, metal and jazz into what the group calls “sludge-punk-circus funk.” The band comprises Joe Harbison (banjo, guitar and vocals), Luke Harrington (bass), Alex Johns (clarinet, keyboards and vocals), Eric Myers (accordion and vocals) and percussionist Will Chewning. Sharing the bill are a couple of local folk-punk outfits:
the Devil’s Cut and Rent Strike. Also taking the stage is Holt-based pop-punk band Frames Janco (formerly Catalina Wine Mixer), as well as a solo performance from vocalist/bassist Pat Hogan of Jason Alarm. Hogan’s set includes a batch of originals, as well as a few punky cover tunes.
For more information, visit: facebook.com/fledgemusicgroup.
Taylor Davis at the Loft
Friday, Jan. 20 @ The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. All ages, $15-$40, 7 p.m.
Violinist Taylor Davis is a self-described “proud nerd” whose blend of classical music and video game culture has earned her more than 250 million views on Youtube. Friday, she headlines the Loft. The Los Angeles-based arranger/composer’s latest LP of originals, “Odyssey,” was released late 2016 and debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard Classical Music chart. Her past records include 2013’s “Melodies of Hyrule,” based on music from Nintendo’s “The Legend of Zelda” franchise, and her 2014 effort, “The Anime and Game Collection.” Davis, 29, worked a public relations job until 2011, when she decided to work full time on her music. In 2012, she released her debut disc, “Gaming Fantasy.” The collection of video game tracks includes “Cid’s Theme” from her favorite game, “Final Fantasy VII.” Since then, she has also released a number of singles and toured the United States and Europe.
Hell in a Bucket at the Avenue Cafe
Friday, Jan. 20 @ The Avenue Café, 2021 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. $5, 8 p.m.
A batch of local musicians converge Friday at the Avenue to celebrate “deep jams” from the trippy catalogs of Phish, Grateful Dead and more. The concert, dubbed Hell in a Bucket after the 1987 Grateful Dead song, features musicians Brian Byrnes, Jeff Shoup, Alex Gauthier, Tim Sorenson, Eric Stallcup and Kevin McKay. Accenting the long, strange jams is stage production by Parametric, a company specializing in fully-restored analog gear, and Inmuso, a Lansing-based booking company that also manages area bands like Everyday Junior, Desmond Jones and Dave Menzo. For fans of Phish who prefer the real thing, the band released its 13th studio album, “Big Boat,” back in October. All Music praised the disc for its “streamlined songwriting and more concise lyrics.”